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Definition of the noun aircraft carrier

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  1. a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings


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Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Slzolzo First Japanese aircraft carrier sunk in the war. In the first five months of the Pacific War the Iapanese lost no warships larger than destroyers (while sinking five British and American BATTLESI-IIPS, one British battle cruiser, one small ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Science (2013)

by G. Kurt Piehler

An aircraft carrier is a ship capable of handling aircraft that take off and land on its deck. In 1909, the French inventor Clement Ader presented the idea of a ship that carried ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

customer-vended equipment CVE aircraft carrier ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

Aircraft Carrier Additional Reading: Sweetman, Advanced Fighter Technology, 1997; Angelucci, World Encyclopaedia of...

Aircraft Carrier WARSHIP Long- range vision has always been significant at sea — hence the early development of ...

Google previewPersian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Airborne Warning and Control System See Boeing E-3 Sentry Aircraft Carriers, Coalition Two coalition aircraft carriers provided support during Operations desert shield and desert storm: the British aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the French ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: A-E (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

aircraft carrier. A large, capital warship with a flat deck and concealed hangars, capable of carrying a variety of aircraft. In 1914 the Royal Navy conducted the first-ever aircraft carrier-launched air attack, ...

Google previewWorld War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2014)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

The Furious made history when it carried out the first air strike ever from an aircraft carrier. On July 19, 1918, it launched seven Sopwith Camels, each carrying two 50-pound bombs, in a raid against the zeppelin base at Tondern that destroyed ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China (2015)

by Lawrence R. Sullivan, Nancy Y. Liu

Originally constructed as an Admiral Kuznetsov-class multirole aircraft carrier first named Riga and later renamed Varyag, for the Soviet navy, the ship was purchased by China in 1998. Transported to the Dalian Shipyard, it was again ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Naval Architecture, see aircraft carrier. Solid-State Physics, a mobile entity that carries a charge, such as a conduction electron or a hole in a semiconductor crystal. Also, charge carrier. Telecommunications, a continuous frequency or tone that ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

air-capable ship —A ship other than aircraft carrier; aircraft carrier, nuclear; amphibious assault ship, landing platform helicopter; ...

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